Houston Rockets Acquire Lou Williams From Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have traded guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, according to a person familiar with the deal. Neither Tyler Ennis nor Bobby Brown had stepped up to take the backup point guard minutes and that had caused the previously listed trio to carry a very heavy minutes load. Even after going 0-for-8 from three in his last four games, Muhammad holds a 48.6 three-point percentage going back to December 21. Another report suggests that Williams explosive scoring talent is wasted in Lakers and the trade will be beneficial to both players. His PER, True Shooting % and Offensive Rating are all career-bests as well. Teams can't be this high in the standings so late in the year without a good starting lineup, but they definitely won't be doing much in the early summer without those sixth, seventh, and eighth men. The Rockets have bolstered their reserves with young players the last few years with Montrezl Harrell, Sam Dekker and Clint Capela.
And as they worked to finish that deal, they made a trade, sending Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets. He was their offense on most nights despite having a below.500 record.
Daryl Morey has surrounded James Harden with another shooter, and it's evident that they are fully invested in their "live by the three, die by the three" play style. The Rockets looked visibly exhausted in some sloppy losses leading up to the All-Star break, so adding a bit more depth is very helpful.
It is certainly an interesting trade for Houston. That makes me a little queasy, despite Williams' monster season and an affordable $7 million contract that runs through 2017-18 - big for a capped-out team with limited means to boost the roster in free agency. "They're looking to shed that salary".
Government must reconsider ICC withdrawal
South Africa's parliament began considering the ICC issue last month - three months after the government announced its withdrawal. The ruling African National Congress holds a majority in parliament and can force through its decision if it wants.
Absolutely, Magic Johnson was promoted from adviser to President of Basketball Operations to make the Lakers a playoff contender again. Johnson had said Williams "has been probably the player everybody has been calling about the most". With the front office leaning more and more on the young core, it's time for the veterans to get sent somewhere else.
The second goal is grow their asset base.
Maybe the Jazz have other plans for Shelvin Mack in another potential deal or perhaps Utah decided its first-round pick was simply too valuable to include in that kind of trade. Given that the 2017 NBA Draft will be insanely deep, that's exactly what Los Angeles wanted. That would also force the Lakers to convey their 2019 pick to Orlando. He has been one of the Lakers leading scorers on the team. With their own pick not guaranteed to them this season, the Lakers acquiring a first round pick helps assure the rebuild isn't derailed in any way this season.
However, in that scenario, the Lakers are going to be up against the ropes trying to clinch a playoff slot in 2018 to prevent Philadelphia from getting a top pick then.
After an extensive search, their bodies were found at around 12:15 p.m. the next day about one-half mile upstream from the bridge. It showed a man in a blue jacket, hoodie and blue jeans who was hiking on the trail around the time of the girls' disappearance.
At a minimum, the ruling will delay South Africa's withdrawal from the ICC, which had been scheduled to take effect in October. The DA contended that parliament's approval was required before the notice could be delivered to the UN.
The National Weather Service said the storms carry a threat of rock and mudslides making travel potentially risky . Weather watches and warnings were issued for almost a dozen counties because of flooding and gusting winds.
Spain's Princess Cristina, the sister of King Felipe, has been cleared by a court in Majorca in a fraud trial. Maite Mila, a 52-year-old lawyer, said she believed the princess "benefited from what her husband did".
McCain also said he's concerned about presidential advisor Steve Bannon's role on the National Security Council. He will head back to the White House on Sunday night ahead of another monumental week for his presidency.
I was hoping I would enjoy it so I could promote is as I have always loved the character since his introduction in 1975. Jackman gives one of his best performances as a battered and broken old man who's only got one good fight left in him.
Still, it won't affect the outcome of games much, either, as it's rare that pitchers throw wild pitches on intentional walks. Live-streaming games will always be crucial, as sports are some of the last events people still want to witness in real time.
Referring to the 2016-spec engine, he described it as "a tried and tested system with higher durability to begin with". To sum up, the auto will be able to produce more downforce, more grip resulting in faster lap times.
Video from KTLA showed windows on a Whitter Police Department SUV shattered, and debris scattered across the road. Few details have been released about the incident, and it was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting.
Jay Z is Launching His Own Venture Capital Fund
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MPs debate Trump's state visit to Britain
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Le Pen meets Lebanese PM Hariri
But upon arriving for the meeting, she said she was surprised to be told a headscarf was required and refused to wear the garment. Ms Le Pen was born into the National Front party as the youngest daughter of long-time president Jean-Marie Le Pen .
Third Beta update of iOS 10.3 is now available for developers
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Tillerson affirms importance of constructive US-China ties
Wang and Yun also discussed North Korea, the ministry said, with Wang saying efforts to seek peace should not be abandoned. China's Ministry of Commerce has said its ban on coal imports from North Korea would be effective until December 31.
Rockets From Sinai Explode in Southern Israel
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Mark Cuban trolls Trump at All-Star Celebrity Game
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GOP still trying to unite under 'Obamacare' replacement plan
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